Thursday, March 25, 2010

gradgiated , walked & received mize diplooma from Certrifried EPA-Approved Lead-Safe Work Practices Renovator Screwool TODAY! Ain't somebody somewhere gonna congratulates me? Anywayzzz, I predict that after THURSDAY, Apr. 22, 2010, no one in their right mind will want to renovate inside OR OUTSIDE of an occupied dwelling constructed before 1978.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hey y'all~

Sheriff Ted fired a bunch of deputies so the ten of us had to wait an hour to get a deputy to evict the preacher. Thank the Lloyd, he took the advice I left him on the back of my business card,"RENT A BIG TRUCK!"
I tried to call my B'ham Blind Date for the H of F gig and she wouldn't answer so Buie gave my "date ticket" to my NEW date BILLY JOE ROYAL!
Well, he at least he knows to keep his hands & feet to himself & NOT GET FRESH WITH ME!

This old tombstone made Google News,5469171

I saw an almost identical inscription on a tombstone in the cemetery in Quincy, Massachusetts, that's right by the train station.

Stranger, attend as you pass!
As you are now so once was I
And am now so you must be
Prepare! For you must follow me.
To joy above, or pain below,
Then ever stand prepared to go.

One of our most uncherished Partlow Morons who,unfortunately, EVER washed up on the banks of the Black Warrior wrote a big EXPOSE on all the Confederate Monuments in West Alabama. This UNIQUE individual missed the one in his own hometown. Par for the course.

The Camellias are superb in Tuskaloosa this season.

Got a free chili dog off of Gary over this image & HE gonna hate IT like HELL I TOLD IT OVER THE INTERNET!!!!

Slave Cabin #4

Monday, March 22, 2010

from Reverend Bruce Wallace:

Kudos to Buddy Buie on his long overdue induction into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame! "Georgia Pines" resides firmly in my unconscious as the archetypal folk poem of my youth in the Wiregrass, and the live music that Mr. Buie brought to Dothan in the mid-to-late 60s remains fresh in my memory. God bless you for sharing your gifts with the world!

And I'm not sure how many of your readers know this, but Michael Coleman and Integrity Music in Mobile, also AMHOF inductees, were, IMHO, more than anyone else in the business, responsible for elevating the standard of excellence in contemporary worship music, and for bringing that music to an incredibly larger market. I've played bunches of their songs in mine and other churches over the past 20 years, and learned a lot about music and worship alike from Intergrity's artists
Bruce Wallace

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hey y'all~
Please let me know if you're going to be @ the Hall of Fame event Thursday in Montgomery.
You can order your tickets @
I know Bobby & Nancy Dupree are coming and so are Jim & Jill Lancaster.
I've been promised by Ann Thompson
of the H. of F. staff that she's going to seat my son, Christopher, & his date Carsen near Buie's table where I'll be seated. Please email Ann & request that you be seated near Buddy's table so our whole crew can be together during this incredible performance.


article courtesy of THE DOTHAN EAGLE

Music hall of fame inductees have Wiregrass ties

Music hall of fame inductees have Wiregrass ties


Record producer and musician Paul Hornsby of Macon, Ga., is seen here in his studio. He is one of seven inductees in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Both he and fellow inductee songwriter and producer Buddy Buie are from the Wiregrass.

Buzz up!

Buddy Buie began writing songs when he was a senior in high school in Dothan. By 19, he was touring as road manager with Roy Orbison after meeting the rock icon at a Dothan concert Buie promoted.

But songwriting was his first love. Buie and his writing partners would hole up in a small trailer on Thomas Mill Creek in Eufaula. In his career, Buie wrote, co-wrote and produced a number of hits such as “Spooky,” “Stormy,” “Traces,” “So Into You” and “Imaginary Lover.”

He worked with groups like The Classics IV and Atlanta Rhythm Section; his songs have been performed by Wynonna Judd, Gloria Estefan and Travis Tritt. R&B artist John Legend used “Stormy” as the basis for his song “Save Room.”

“Songwriting has always been my first love,” Buie said. “The main reason I produced records was so I could make sure the songs ended up the way I intended.”

Paul Hornsby learned to play guitar growing up in New Brockton. His father was an old-time fiddler, performing at local square dances and cake walks. Hornsby left Coffee County to attend the University of Alabama and started playing rock and roll. He played guitar in a band, but it was a portable box organ that changed his life.

A fan of The Animals, Hornsby wanted to play “House of the Rising Sun.” But none of the other musicians in his band wanted to take up the organ.

“I was the only one inclined to do it,” Hornsby said. “I’ve been playing both ever since.”

Their Wiregrass connections are not the only thing Buie and Hornsby have in common. Both will be inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony on March 25 in Montgomery. There will be seven people inducted during the ceremony along with seven others being recognized with awards.

Country musician Jamey Johnson, who was born in Enterprise and raised in Montgomery, will be presented Alabama’s Rising Star award.

Buie was actually inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame 20 years ago. He spent most of his career in the Atlanta area. But the Alabama honor, he said, means a lot being it’s his home state. Buie has lived full-time in Eufaula for seven years with his wife Gloria — just a quarter of a mile from where he used to write songs in the lakeside trailer.

“Alabama was the embryo from which I came musically,” Buie, 69, said. “The first recording I ever made was in Alabama. My first show I produced was in Alabama.”

Buie, who is being inducted under the hall of fame’s music creator category, had 10 of his songs reach the top 10 of the billboard charts. About 35 of his sings have reached the top 40. “Spooky” was his first big hit as a producer.

“I’ve had a very fortunate career,” he said.

While he spends much of his time now fishing and traveling, Buie said he still loves to write.

“I still love my songwriting,” he said. “But I do it more for fun now.”

Hornsby’s honor is for his work as a record producer under the hall of fame’s entertainment industry category. But his early career was as a musician, playing with musicians like Eddie Hinton in the Men-its and brothers Duane and Gregg Allman in the band Hour Glass. It was during his time playing with the Allman’s that Hornsby went out to California with a record deal for Hour Glass. The band put out two albums of blues rock before the members went their separate ways.

Hornsby returned to Alabama, forming a new band that featured Chuck Leavell, a keyboardist who later played with Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones.

Hornsby eventually moved to Macon, Ga., working as a studio musician for Capricorn Sound Studio. At Capricorn, Hornsby produced several albums by the Marshall Tucker Band and even played piano on recordings that included hits like “Heard it in a Love Song” and “Can’t You See.”

In the mid 1970s, Hornsby started his own studio, Muscadine Recording Studios in Macon. He produced work by The Charlie Daniels Band and Wet Willie.

For Hornsby, there are several high moments during his career — when he learned his first bar chords on the guitar, producing his first hit record by the Marshall Tucker Band, and playing with Duane Allman in Hour Glass.

“That’s as high a musical moment as I have ever experienced,” he said.

Things have changed a lot for Hornsby. When he returned to Alabama from California in 1968, it took him three attempts to get his driver’s license at the Coffee County Courthouse — denied the license because of his long hair. On May 1, the town of New Brockton will celebrate Paul Hornsby Day.

The 65-year-old never thought he would be inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

“It was a big surprise,” Hornsby said.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Performing artist/group - The Blind Boys of Alabama and Eddie Levert (lead singer of the O’Jays)
Music creator - songwriter/producer Buddy Buie and Nashville session musician Jerry Carrigan
Entertainment industry - record producer/musician Paul Hornsby
John Herbert Orr Pioneer Award - the late Muscle Shoals musician Terry Thompson and singer Bobby Denton, now a state senator

Contemporary awards
Governor’s award - B.A. Nugent, music educator of Point Clear
Music industry award - Integrity Inc. chief executive officer Michael Coleman of Mobile
Sam Phillips innovator’s award - concert promoter Tony Ruffino of Birmingham
Jerry Wexlar award - former Muscle Shoals recording artist Mac Davis, now of Los Angeles
Arthur Alexander songwriter’s award - singer/songwriter Mac McAnally of Sheffield
Alabama’s rising star award - singer Jamey Johnson of Nashville
Media award - original MTV veejay Alan Hunter of Birmingham